Lamentations 3:7
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New International Version
He has walled me in so I cannot escape; he has weighed me down with chains.

New Living Translation
He has walled me in, and I cannot escape. He has bound me in heavy chains.

English Standard Version
He has walled me about so that I cannot escape; he has made my chains heavy;

New American Standard Bible
He has walled me in so that I cannot go out; He has made my chain heavy.

King James Bible
He hath hedged me about, that I cannot get out: he hath made my chain heavy.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He has walled me in so I cannot escape; He has weighed me down with chains.

International Standard Version
He has walled me in so I cannot escape; he placed heavy chains on me.

NET Bible
He has walled me in so that I cannot get out; he has weighted me down with heavy prison chains.

New Heart English Bible
He has walled me in, so I can't escape; he has made my chains heavy.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He has blocked me so that I can't get out. He has put heavy chains on me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He hath hedged me about, that I cannot go forth; He hath made my chain heavy.

New American Standard 1977
He has walled me in so that I cannot go out;
            He has made my chain heavy.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Gimel He has hedged me about that I cannot get out; he has made my chain heavy.

King James 2000 Bible
He has hedged me in, that I cannot get out: he has made my chain heavy.

American King James Version
He has hedged me about, that I cannot get out: he has made my chain heavy.

American Standard Version
He hath walled me about, that I cannot go forth; he hath made my chain heavy.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Ghimel. He hath built against me round about, that I may not get out: he hath made my fetters heavy.

Darby Bible Translation
He hath hedged me about that I cannot get out: he hath made my chain heavy.

English Revised Version
He hath fenced me about, that I cannot go forth; he hath made my chain heavy.

Webster's Bible Translation
He hath hedged me about, that I cannot get out: he hath made my chain heavy.

World English Bible
He has walled me about, that I can't go forth; he has made my chain heavy.

Young's Literal Translation
He hath hedged me about, and I go not out, He hath made heavy my fetter.
Study Bible
Jeremiah's Afflictions
6In dark places He has made me dwell, Like those who have long been dead. 7He has walled me in so that I cannot go out; He has made my chain heavy. 8Even when I cry out and call for help, He shuts out my prayer.…
Cross References
Job 3:23
"Why is light given to a man whose way is hidden, And whom God has hedged in?

Job 19:8
"He has walled up my way so that I cannot pass, And He has put darkness on my paths.

Jeremiah 40:4
"But now, behold, I am freeing you today from the chains which are on your hands. If you would prefer to come with me to Babylon, come along, and I will look after you; but if you would prefer not to come with me to Babylon, never mind. Look, the whole land is before you; go wherever it seems good and right for you to go."

Hosea 2:6
"Therefore, behold, I will hedge up her way with thorns, And I will build a wall against her so that she cannot find her paths.
Treasury of Scripture

He has hedged me about, that I cannot get out: he has made my chain heavy.

hedged

Lamentations 3:9 He has enclosed my ways with hewn stone, he has made my paths crooked.

Job 3:23 Why is light given to a man whose way is hid, and whom God has hedged in?

Job 19:8 He has fenced up my way that I cannot pass, and he has set darkness in my paths.

Psalm 88:8 You have put away my acquaintance far from me; you have made me an …

Jeremiah 38:6 Then took they Jeremiah, and cast him into the dungeon of Malchiah …

Hosea 2:6 Therefore, behold, I will hedge up your way with thorns, and make …

made

Lamentations 1:14 The yoke of my transgressions is bound by his hand: they are wreathed, …

Lamentations 5:5 Our necks are under persecution: we labor, and have no rest.

Daniel 9:12 And he has confirmed his words, which he spoke against us, and against …

(7) He hath hedged.--From the darkness of Hades we pass to that of the prison-house, in which the mourner is "hedged" or confined, bound with a heavy chain (literally, brass).

Verses 7-9. - Three figures, interrupted by a literal statement of the ill success of prayer. A traveller who finds himself suddenly caged up by a high thorn hedge (comp. Job 3:23; Hosea 2:6). A prisoner with a heavy chain. Again, a traveller suddenly shut up by solid stone walls (comp. Hosea 2:8). Verse 7. - My chain; literally, my brass (comp. Judges 16:21; 2 Kings 25:7). He hath hedged me about, that I cannot go out,.... When in prison, or in the dungeon, or during the siege of Jerusalem; though the phrase may only denote in general the greatness of his troubles, with which he was encompassed, and how inextricable they were; like a hedge about a vineyard, or a wall about a city, which could not easily be got over:

he hath made my chain heavy; his affliction intolerable. It is a metaphor taken from malefactors that have heavy chains put upon their legs, that they may not make their escape out of prison: or, "my brass" (g); that is, chains, or a chain made of brass; so the Targum,

"he hath made heavy upon my feet fetters of brass.''

(g) Sept. "aes meum, vel chalybem meum", Piscator. 7-9. hedged—(Job 3:23; Ho 2:6).

chain—literally, "chain of brass."3:1-20 The prophet relates the more gloomy and discouraging part of his experience, and how he found support and relief. In the time of his trial the Lord had become terrible to him. It was an affliction that was misery itself; for sin makes the cup of affliction a bitter cup. The struggle between unbelief and faith is often very severe. But the weakest believer is wrong, if he thinks that his strength and hope are perished from the Lord.
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